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Eddy County Commission approves $2.45M in Public Works adjustments

More than $2 million in budget adjustments could help Eddy County’s Public Works Department in the long run, County officials said.

Over $1 million for road maintenance supplies and $700,000 for a bulldozer for the Sandpoint Landfill east of Carlsbad were not part of the original 2021-2022 budget passed earlier this year by the Eddy County Board of County Commissioners.

The new fiscal year started July 1 and the adjusted funds for the road supplies would repair Eddy County roads and crossings damaged in June and July by heavy rains and flooding, said Public Works Director Jason Burns.

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Eddy County Manager Allen Davis said using county money was a better alternative than asking the federal or state governments for help.